Looking for fun foodie events across the capital? There’s always plenty to get your teeth stuck into – and here, we’ll bring you our pick of the bunch. We regularly update this guide with news of the best food and drink pop-ups in London, from the most exclusive banquets to cool new supper clubs, chef residencies to one-off cocktail nights. Coming up this autumn: sunset cocktails at The Shard, candlelit wine dinners at The Petersham and a special champagne event with one of the capital’s top chefs.
Food & Drink Pop-Ups in London 2023
Imogen Kwok at Rosewood London
As part of its 10-year anniversary celebrations, Rosewood London is collaborating with Eleven Madison Park alumni Imogen Kwok on a special tasting menu, which will be served in the Mirror Room from October. Imogen is known for working across the intersection of cuisine, design and culture, and this will be showcased in the experience, which is inspired by themes of light and reflection. The six-course meal will feature dishes like ‘peanut pearls’, pork terrine with Kwok’s signature radishes, and red mullet with fennel and finger lime – all paired with champagne from Ruinart.
10 October – end of March 2024, from £115pp, rosewoodhotels.com
Sinner Supper Club
Mark Halloween in the best way: with food. Supper club Dinner Ladies is back with a themed event featuring seven courses, inspired by the seven deadly sins. Taking place at Core Clapton – which is being transformed into a suitably gothic setting for the occasion – the dinner will include a spread of creative dishes paired with a choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. The menu includes dishes like Lust, a white miso and champagne chowder with French caviar; Gluttony, a buffalo chicken wing with blue cheese sauce; and Envy, a G&T sorbet with pickled blackberries.
£60pp, 31 October 2023, dinnerladiesltd.com
Eco’s 30th Birthday
In celebration of its 30th birthday, Clapham pizzeria Eco is offering visitors the chance to dine like it’s 1993 – the year the restaurant opened. For the month of October, the Clapham High Street hotspot will be replacing its current menu with its original offering – and for one day only on Monday 30 October, dishes will be sold for their 1993 prices. That means delicious sourdough pizzas for as little as £4.50. Count us in.
Throughout October, ecorestaurants.com
Supper Club Series at Mildreds Dalston
Veggies, eat your hearts out at Mildreds, which is kicking off a new series of supper clubs this autumn. Running every two weeks in October and November, these will feature tasting menus with a Caribbean carnival theme: think black eye pea callaloo fritters, toasted coconut sweetcorn, hard dough bruschetta, and ginger rum cake.
£35pp, every two weeks from 5 October – end of November 2023, mildreds.co.uk
#ShardSunsets Cocktail Series
Where better to watch the sunset than from the top of London’s tallest building? Head to The Shard to try its new sunset-inspired cocktails while soaking up the unparalleled views, with experiences available in various spots throughout the venue. Sip the Violet Sun at the Shangri-La’s Sky Lounge, a citrus cocktail made with Roku Japanese Gin and violet liqueur, or visit Hutong to sample its On the Horizon tipple, a blend of Aperol, mandarin, plum bitters and prosecco.
Future of Food at Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason has announced a new programme of pop-up events for its Food & Drink Studio, with themes this autumn covering food, farming and technology. Highlights include an in-conversation event on 26 September with Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Leon and the Sustainable Restaurant Association, which will explore issues of supply chains and packaging. Then, on 27 September, Apricity chef Chantelle Nicholson will also be hosting a chef’s table featuring a discussion on the concept of zero waste.
Various dates throughout the autumn, fortnumandmason.com
Wednesday Supper Club Series at Peckham Arches
Buzzy food and drink hub Peckham Arches is launching a new supper club series, which will see aspiring chefs cook up a storm on Wednesdays throughout autumn. Each chef will take over the all-weather terrace for one night only, focusing on seasonal menus with big flavours. Next up is Nomad Chefs on 27 September, who will be cooking a five-course sharing plate feast, followed by names like Chrissy’s Kitchen Supper Club, Ana Da Costa, Novice Kitchen Supper Club and more.
Various dates until end of November, peckhamarches.com
Wine Dinners at The Petersham
What better way to ring in the new season than with a candlelit dinner at The Petersham? The pretty Covent Garden restaurant is launching a series of pop-up wine dinners designed to showcase organic seasonal produce. It kicked off on 4 October with an environmental symposium, hosted by Petersham Nurseries’ managing director Lara Boglione, complete with a four-course menu of Tuscan dishes and wines. Then, as we get enter into winter, the eatery will host a Piedmont-themed dinner in honour of the ingredient of the season: truffle. The series will close with a festive event in December featuring an array of Christmas wines.
21 November, 19 December 2023, petershamnurseries.com
Yasmin at 1 Warwick x Beder
The charity Beder was founded in 2019 by Razzak Mirjan following the loss of Beder Mirjan, who sadly took his own life aged 18. An upcoming supper club at Yasmin, members’ club 1 Warwick’s rooftop restaurant, is raising money for the cause with a special supper club, spearheaded by chef Tom Cenci. Guests will be treated to dishes like halloumi shawarma, baharat spiced lamb shoulder, and date and salted caramel cake, plus a Persian Sunset cocktail, with all funds going towards Beder.
£55pp, 10 October, sevenrooms.com
A Journey Of Creation with Dom Pérignon and Clare Smyth
Clare Smyth is one of the most prestigious names on the capital’s foodie scene. She’s the first and only British female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars for her Notting Hill restaurant, CORE by Clare Smyth, a fine dining eatery which focuses on beautifully crafted, responsibly sourced dishes. And things are set to get even more exciting at the restaurant this November, with a special dining experience taking place in collaboration with Dom Pérignon. Guests are invited to an exclusive six-course dinner featuring CORE classics, alongside a variety of champagnes from the prestigious House. The meal will include Cornish turbot with crab and cucumber, Isle of Harris scallop cooked over wood Sutton Hoo chicken and much more – with all dishes chosen for their champagne pairing qualities.
14 November 2023, £975pp + service, corebyclaresmyth.com
Kamosu x La Fromagerie
Switch up your wine with a sake and cheese tasting at Marylebone hotspot La Fromagerie. Hosted by sake sommelier Erika Haigh, the evening will include a guided tasting of six sakes and six cheeses, delving into conversations surrounding terroir, provenance and the emerging cheesemaking world in Japan.
11 October 2023, £95pp, lafromagerie.co.uk
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